Well, he's been moved from Maury Regional to the VA in Nashville there near the Vanderbilt Campus.
The doctor's have given a "no-return" status.
My dad's in a vegetative state. His higher brain functions simply aren't there. Apparently, his extreme double pneumonia combined with a Code and a very low blood pressure caused oxygen deprivation to his brain.
So, they've stated that he's going to be like this until he falls asleep in God. They're wanting to schedule a "family meeting" with us to give us our options, which are pretty much limited to A) Home Care which won't happen, or B) Nursing Home care, which is usually worse than just throwing your loved one into a dumpster.
Keep in mind, there's no plug to pull, so that's not even an issue. His lower brain and vitals are stable. His kidneys work, his lungs breathe, his heart beats, his stomach digests food.
But, he (according to the doctors) doesn't think or dream or have any type of consciousness.
So, I guess Fr Boutros and I have a bit to talk about.